The general aim of teaching and learning in radiology at this university is to mentor our students in acquiring the professional use of diagnostic reasoning on a scientific base and in an interdisciplinary environment. As in daily clinical practice, radiology should serve as a backbone of teaching and learning in medicine.
Three programmes address students in medicine, dental medicine and related disciplines (especially medical informatics, medical physics, and anthropology).
The teaching format is fully case-based and image-centred with the content provided in locally developed e-learning solutions displayed on the learning platform moodle. These ressources are discussed in interactive lectures, collaborative seminars, and practice sessions. An image data base is created to provide radiologists as well as non-radiologists with high-quality images to be used as educational resource.
The teaching activities are evaluated continuously with workup in scientific projects and fulfil the criteria and recommendations of the European Guidelines on Education and Training in Radiation Protection for Medical Exposures and of the European Society of Radiology (ESR).
The team of the staff unit for Didactics and Teaching in Radiology is actively enrolled in the majority of undergraduate curricula offered at the Medical University of Vienna.
Medicine (Diplomstudium Humanmedizin N202)
The programme consists of 7 compulsory consecutive courses delivered from the beginning of the 1st until the end of the 6th year. Following the concept of an integrated curriculum at the Medical University of Vienna, they are embedded in the interdisciplinary modules with manifold interrelations to other disciplines. Two scientific special study modules, some electives, a clerkship, and a module in the final clinical-practical year are additional offers. Radiological exams are performed during and at the end of the courses.
- Introduction: Problem-oriented learning (POL) case (1st year)
- Course 1: Principles of imaging and radiation protection (Bilddiagnostik und Strahlenschutz; 1st year)
- Course 2: Basic imaging anatomy and physiology (Röntgenanatomie; 1st year)
- Course 3: Imaging anatomy and basic pathology (Bilddiagnostik in der Organmorphologie; 2nd and 3rd years)
- Course 4: Diagnostic skills (Spezielle diagnostische Fertigkeiten; 4th year)
- Course 5: Ultrasound (Ultraschall-Grundkurs; 4th year)
- Course 6: Diagnostic reasoning (Diagnosewissenschaften; 5th year)
- Course 7: Interventional Radiology (Interventionelle Radiologie, 4th year)
- Clerkship (Famulatur)
- Scientific special study module 1: Computer-assisted radiology
- Scientific special study module 2: Quantification with magnetic resonance
- Elective 1: Radiological anatomy
- Elective 2: IT for medical students
- Elective 3: Skeletal radiology for anthropologists
- Final clinical-practical year module (in preparation, starting 2014)
- Career paths for students interested in radiology
Dental Medicine (Diplomstudium Zahnmedizin N203)
Dental Radiology is offered in a 2 weeks module at the end of the 4th year with a final examination.
Faculty members of the department are active in PhD programmes related to radiology and biomedical imaging. Applications should be sent via email to the responsible persons:
- Martin Funovics, Associate Professor of Radiology
- Thomas Helbich, Professor of Radiology
- Franz Kainberger, Associate Professor of Radiology: Medical Physics, Bone and Joint Regeneration
- Georg Langs, PhD, Medical Informatics Specialist: Medical Physics, Medical Informatics
- Daniela Prayer, Professor of Radiology: Neurosciences
- Siegfried Trattnig, Professor of Radiology: Bone and Joint Regeneration